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    IT Geek Speak ... IT Professionals and the like

    Okay, so in the Rant thread a lot of us IT folks gripe in there about lots of stuff. So I figured maybe a thread specific to those of us in IT, regardless of what we do in the IT Arena. This can be rants, discussions, whatever.
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    I'm a salaried contractor for my IT Company. Salaried with benefits and OT. Good company, we have a bench policy that is pretty good and long term. I don't make the most $$ that I could due to these benefits but I like that if my contract ends I still get paid for however long it takes them to find me another gig. Our Bench can last months as the company likes to invest in it's people. I'm one of the two Oracle DBE's (database engineers rather than administrators).
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    Hello, helpdesk? I think my computer's broken.
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    Mine has been "Um, when I connect via the VPN I can't get to the internet. Disconnect the VPN and I can get anywhere I want. Connect via the VPN and I'm hosed"

    That one comes and goes, it's quite annoying
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    I'm part facilitator, part pm, part general IT. What my job boils down to is the front facing side of IT that goes out and talks to the users, buys and maintains the equipment and contracts, and anticipates the IT needs associated with major projects, legislative changes, policy changes, etc. The fact that people know to call me is, overall, a good thing. However, 9 times out of ten, when my phone rings, it goes like this:
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    Years ago, when I moved out of support into operations and management, for months afterwards I would still get calls from users asking me things that should have been routed through the help desk. What can you do .. they were my "groupies".
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    Call me for help of any kind, folks. Just don't call me to do your work for you.

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    All the rants in the Rant thread made me glad I don't work in IT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoCo Gal View Post
    All the rants in the Rant thread made me glad I don't work in IT.
    It's not that much different than any other job. There is always some kind of crap that will drive you insane.
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